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U.S. Class I railroad employment rose to 160,240 in mid-September, up 3.99% over September 2010 and 0.08% higher than in September 2010. Employment was up in all categories compared with a year ago, according to the Surface Transportation Board. Train crew numbers—trans ...
Canadian National on Tuesday said it has purchased 200 EcoTherm containers to “increase customer efficiency and help reduce energy consumption in its fast-growing temperature-sensitive intermodal markets.” CN will use the equipment to transport food, beverages, paints, and pharmaceutical ...
Amtrak has reached agreement with CSX Corp. to lease roughly 100 miles of the Empire Corridor between Poughkeepsie and Schenectady, N.Y., to take effect early next year. ...
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never fueled a locomotive in my life, much less in a suit and tie. But in the photo above, taken at Railway Interchange 2011, I couldn’t resist a hands-on experience with a new piece of technology—in this case, the MPL Technologies SpillX system. ...
According to Dahlman Rose & Co.’s proprietary Third Quarter 2011 Rail Shipper Survey (completed by participants with over $10 billion in combined transportation purchasing power), railroad shippers anticipate an average base rate increase of 4.3% over the next 6-12 months. “Altho ...
MTA Metro-North Railroad received a prestigious Jury Prize for Overall Design Excellence for 2011 from The Watford Group and The Center for Industrial Design in Transportation at the Oct. 14 Brunel Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Brunel Award competition, open to public and private railwa ...
Canadian Pacific on Monday said it will be the exclusive Canadian rail transportation provider for trailer supply company Contrans, using innovative multimodal flat rack containers from Calgary, Alberta-based Raildecks Intermodal. ...
Bombardier Transportation said Monday that for the second year running, it has received the Worldwide Supplier of the Year Award. Bombardier was recognized at the 2011 Light Rail Awards, held in London, on Oct. 5. Germar Wacker, president, Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), Colin S Walton, U ...
An analysis from KeyBanc Capital Markets released Sunday sees continued growth in railcar deliveries in 2011 and 2012, basing its estimates in part on dialogue with industry leaders. KeyBanc’s Steve Barger and Alexander Walsh note “we expect railcar deliveries in 2011 to meet o ...
The Department of Transportation selected 11 Michigan transportation projects to receive funding, including the Woodward Light Rail project, which will receive $2 million.“Many families depend upon public transportation to shop and to get to class or to work,” said U.S. Senator ...
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